Bajaj Auto's highly-anticipated V commuter motorcycle is likely to begin its journey in the Indian two-wheeler marker from March 23, say emerging reports. The V, the bike that was unveiled in India on Feb.2, has been made using metal from the dismantled INS Vikrant — India's first aircraft carrier.
The bookings for the V are already underway in the country and the company has started dispatching the models to its dealers. Although Bajaj had earlier confirmed that the deliveries of the new V commuter bike will begin by March-end, it did not specify the date. International Business Times, India, had earlier reported that the deliveries will start on March 23. Adding credence to this, the latest reports on the web confirm that the Pune-based two-wheeler maker will commence the deliveries of the V from March 23.
The Bajaj V, powered by a 149.5cc single-cylinder four-stroke air-cooled DTS-i engine, can churn out maximum power of 11.8bhp at 7,500rpm and 13Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. The motorcycle measures 2,044mm in length, 780mm in width and 1,070mm in height, with a wheelbase of 1,315mm. The new bike comes with a ground clearance of 165mm and kerb weight of 135.5 kg.
The V, a commuter motorcycle that features speedometer cluster with a dual-colour LED, fuel-level indicator and an LED tail lamp is expected to be priced at Rs 63,160 (ex-showroom Pune). The bike is available for bookings across the dealerships of Bajaj for a down-payment of Rs 500. The V will be available in two colours: Ebony Black and Pearl White.